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Of Buffalo, MN

June 2, 1937 – January 15, 2023


Wednesday, January 25, 2023

4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

The Peterson Chapel – Buffalo, MN

Prayer Service & Time of Sharing

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

6:30 p.m.

The Peterson Chapel – Buffalo, MN


Helen Louise (“Ma Wulf”) MacDonald (Wilken Wulf), age 85, of Buffalo, MN passed away peacefully on January 15, 2023.

She was preceded in death by her first husband E. Marvin Wulf; her parents Edward and Hazel (Goetzke) Wilken and brother Warren Wilken.

She is survived by her husband, Robert MacDonald, her sister-in-law Sharon Wilken and her children: Phyllis Wulf of Champlin, MN, David (Carol) Wulf of St. Michael, MN, Wayne (Deb) Wulf of Hudson, Wi, Karen (Steve) Bednar of Kimball, MN, Annette (John) Adamski of Rogers, MN; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Helen was born in Morrison, MN graduated from Monticello High School in 1955 and married Marvin Wulf on February 22, 1956. Her employment reflected her interests, working as a nursing aide at the Monticello Hospital, gardener at Dan and Jerry’s Nursery, sales clerk at the Polo Outlet store and daycare provider at her home. Her volunteer work included the Jaycee’s and Scouts, serving as den leader for several troops over the years.

After the death of Marvin in 1990, she met and married Bob MacDonald on October 22, 2005 and lived in Bemidji, MN and wintered in Florida for several years. Recently, they returned to Buffalo, MN to be closer to family.

A Memorial Service for Helen MacDonald will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 from 4-7 PM at The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN. A prayer service will be held at 6:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials on Helen’s behalf may be made to:

Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota: https//

Gillette Children’s Foundation: https//


4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Mary Peters

    Condolences from the Monticello graduating class of 1955

  2. Dennis and Georgia Westphal

    Our condolences to Helen’s family and we know you celebrate her life with many memories.
    Sincerely friends,
    Dennis and Georgia

  3. Wendy Foss-Graves

    I’m so very sorry for your loss, Helen was a wonderful person.

  4. Kim Schroeder DeCamp


    My condolences on the loss of Helen. May her memory be a blessing.


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